Exhibit asks: What can be done with our trash?

“Swamped” is an art installation that reflects on waste accumulation and humankind’s lack of discipline in managing waste while introducing the idea of continual use of the same resources. It will take place at Warin Lab Contemporary from Wednesday to April 21.


Based on the notion of a circular economy that focuses on eliminating waste by reusing, recycling and refurbishing old materials for a longer duration, the exhibition emphasises the significance of minimising the requirements for new resources.

A collaboration of four multidisciplinary artists, the art installation intends to project the critical idea of how humanity’s habit of convenience first is harming the environment.

Thanawat Maneenawa says people are a major cause of waste through his whimsical assemblage while large-scaled weaved materials by Ploenchan Vinyaratn symbolise the consequence of our society besieged by trash.

Taweesak Molsawat presents sculpture and performance art to provoke thoughts and pose questions to viewers to scrutinise their own actions and the degree of their concerns in resolving the issue of overwhelming trash.

Apart from the visual stimulation, the exhibition incorporates another sensory experience by detecting the visitors’ movement between each artwork. The movement triggers the ambient sound created by Note Panayanggool, suggesting that the activity of humans affects the whole environment.

The exhibition will also offer an educational workshop and panel discussions. Interested people can visit the Facebook and Instagram pages of Warin Lab to get more information and book a seat.

Warin Lab Contemporary has a mission to engage with a global audience in a meaningful dialogue on prevailing issues through non-conforming art practices that provoke thought and stimulate actions.

It is located in a 100-year-old residence-turned-art-space in the culturally rich area of Charoen Krung 36 and is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 7.30pm. The opening reception will be on March 6 at 5pm.

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